The Summer Herb Garden

May in the Herb Garden

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

  As day temperatures become more moderate and night time temperatures remain above 40 degrees; it’s time to plant warm season herbs. Prepare the seed bed by tilling or spading. Rake the soil as smoothly as possible and broadcast the seeds on top. Do not cover the seeds, lightly tamp the soil down with a [ to read more ]

August in the Herb Garden

August 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Cut back chives- by now they’re leggy and overgrown, and probably a little on the strong side. Cut them back 2 to 3 inches at the base of the clumps. Water well for several days. New and tender shoots will quickly re-grow. Prune the mint- August is hot and dry and mint loves moisture, so now would be a good time [ to read more ]

July in the Herb Garden

July 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Time to: Deadhead flowers of dill, cilantro, basil, thyme, and chives to keep them producing all summer. Snip off the flowers before they have fully bloomed. Use the flowers in salads, marinades, etc. Sow more seeds of cilantro to replace the plants that will soon set seed. Once cilantro has produced a small seed [ to read more ]